15th October 2019
The withdrawal of Deutsche Bank from five eurozone countries, including Malta, shows the European Banking Union needs to up its game in the fight against money laundering, Sven Giegold said. The MEP said it was “an embarrassment” for the EBU when credit institutions withdraw from euro countries because of money… Read More
15th October 2019
A Miami financial advisor who faced trial Tuesday on corruption and money-laundering charges that implicated Ecuador’s national oil company and Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht has decided to plead guilty. Frank Roberto Chatburn Ripalda, who has American and Ecuadorian citizenship, admitted in a plea agreement that he used the U.S. financial… Read More
15th October 2019
It was a brazen campaign to win business in China by charming and enriching the country’s political elite. The bank gave a Chinese president a crystal tiger and a Bang & Olufsen sound system, together worth $18,000. A premier received a $15,000 crystal horse, his Chinese zodiac animal, and his… Read More
15th October 2019
Turkey has disrupted an illegal money transfer system used by the terrorist group Daesh, according to sources at Turkey’s financial crimes watchdog. Security forces targeted suspects accused of directing Daesh international money transfers using the “Hawala” system, said the sources from the Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK) who asked not… Read More
15th October 2019
A payoff scandal has struck Japan’s nuclear world, threatening to delay the restart of idled reactors in what’s becoming the industry’s biggest crisis since the Fukushima meltdowns of 2011. The issue, which emerged at the end of last month, centers around how an influential municipal official in a town… Read More
15th October 2019
Deutsche Bank has confirmed it is pulling the plug on its correspondent banking services to local financial institutions, making it more difficult for them to offer dollar-denominated transactions. The decision follows on from a hard-hitting assessment by the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body about Malta’s failure to adequately combat… Read More
14th October 2019
Three U.S. financial regulators on Friday issued a warning to firms with registered digital assets that they have an obligation to follow securities laws prohibiting money laundering and requiring disclosure of suspicious activity. The notice, from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Financial Crimes… Read More
14th October 2019
European Union taxpayers held assets worth at least $1.6 trillion offshore in 2016, equal to nearly 10% of the bloc’s output, the European Commission said on Friday, estimating tax revenue losses at around $50 billion a year. In a report, the Commission said taxpayers in the Mediterranean islands of Cyprus… Read More
14th October 2019
U.S. prosecutors were bearing down last year on a state-owned Turkish bank implicated in a sanctions case that had long been an irritant for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan asked both the Obama and Trump administrations to drop the matter. Rudy Giuliani got involved, mounting an… Read More
14th October 2019
Semyon Kislin, a business associate of Donald Trump who is due to give evidence at the US president’s impeachment inquiry on October 14, tried to obtain millions of dollars that Ukrainian prosecutors deemed stolen, Al Jazeera can reveal. Kislin is a long-time friend of Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Read More